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Everlast – What It's Like Lyrics 3 months ago
@[raynman810:29766] I'm glad my ramblings were helpful. It's a rare, but pleasing feeling.

Thank you for taking the time to make a note for me. I sincerely appreciate that, and I wish you the best!

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Everlast – What It's Like Lyrics 3 months ago
@raynaman810 I'm glad my ramblings were helpful. It's a rare, but pleasing feeling.

Thank you for taking the time to make a note for me. I sincerely appreciate that, and I wish you the best!

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Jimmy Buffett – Come Monday Lyrics 8 years ago
"And now you're off on vacation,
somethin' you tried to explain.
And darlin' I love you so that's
the reason I just let you go. "

It would seem to me that this indicates there was some question and precious little explanation that the female love interest in this song gave for running off on a "vacation" for a while.

That doesn't really jive with the rest of the song's message so I'm not real sure about it myself, but it did seem to stick out both because of the curiosity of the line, and that it doesn't mesh with the other messages in the song.

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Don Henley – The End of the Innocence Lyrics 8 years ago
Except that this song actually is about Reagan. We're analyzing music, not proselytizing political zealotry.

Carter has nothing to do with it, and neither does one's personal political beliefs. This song is indeed about the Reagan era and the controversies and questionable ethics of that Administration.

Let's analyze the music and leave the political mud-slinging to the gossip columnists that call themselves journalists these days.

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The Cure – The Lovecats Lyrics 8 years ago
"Let's go and throw
All the songs we know...

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
'We missed you,' hissed the lovecats"

This set of lyrics would, at first glance at least, lead me to believe that it's reference to The Cure's deviation from their normal song style, and that the "Lovecats" might be those that write all the trendy love songs that become hits.

"'We missed you,' hissed the lovecats" might be a reference to other musicians giving praise or a welcoming back to a more mainstream type of song.

"All these years and no one heard" might be a reference to how long it had been since this band created a song of this nature.


There's really nothing here to indicate anything about actual cats. In fact, the lyrics specifically mention the love cats aging, returning to something, being greeted by other cats, and a few other items that directly contradict that idea.

It's also clearly not about a suicide pact - for those very same reasons.

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The Cure – The Lovecats Lyrics 8 years ago
Couldn't the sea be a reference to the great world they explored together? "The Great Sea of Life" or "setting out to sea to explore the world?"

"And no one heard" might mean that they simply drifted off from their old group of friends.

"How could WE miss someone as dumb as this?" - Perhaps he's referring to how dumb they were themselves at that stage of their lives like many of us do when we think back about our somewhat cheesy and foolish, but ultimately emotionally wonderful experiences with relationships.


I personally don't buy the suicide pact thing, because he obviously writes that "'We missed you,' hissed the lovecats." - So wherever the people in the song went, they came back. That's not indicative of a suicide pact at all.

It seems to me to refer more to an adventure that they had that took them away from their social circle and left them out of touch while getting very into each other.

I see nothing here at all that indicates anything about actual cats or any kind of suicide pact. In fact, the lyrics themselves contradict such notions in many places.

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Aerosmith – Come Together Lyrics 8 years ago
Out of the 24 comments below, only two actually address what the meaning of this sing might actually be.

One person posited that Lennon wrote this song for someone's political campaign. Another person thought it might be about a threesome. I don't know much about this song myself, which is why I looked it up on here. If anyone could find some good sources on the meanings of this song that would be super.

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Supertramp – Take The Long Way Home Lyrics 8 years ago
No, you're not the only ones. I don't think it's "a thin attempt to justify it" however.

We have a young man who thinks he's all that. He goes out and has a good time, sleeps around, enjoys his stardom and fame, and comes home.

When asked where he has been, he simply tells his wife that he "took the long way home."

He never spends time with his wife (because he "took the long way home" which is an excuse he offers up for where he has been) and he's been cheating, so their relationship becomes distant, aloof and eventually mechanized. Thus she sees him as part of the furniture, no more or less significant than any other automated component of her life.

"And then the day comes to settle down, and who's to blame if you're not around? You took the long way home."

This line refers to it being time for him to be part of a family and be a man - after the fame and fortune are gone.

But alas, so is she - because he took the long way home.

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Live – Heaven Lyrics 8 years ago
A great many people in these comments have completely missed the ironic nature of this song, and have become the epitome of the point the artist is trying to make.

This becomes especially apparent when the video is also seen.

The artists are not telling anyone to believe in God. They are not encouraging undying faith that contradicts the logic, reason, and common sense that God, if he exists, gave us.

This is a critique of blind faith and the establishments that lead people astray (in the artist's eyes) through manipulative and emotional arguments based on fear and fantasy.

The artist is not endorsing blind faith in God. He's critiquing it. In the video, the "daughter" that buys into the blind faith is led astray by a "mysterious man" who has left a "mysterious note" that seems to have resonated with the girl - so much that she trusts her instincts and believes in the fantasy so profoundly as to jump into an apparently calm river to meet him, only to be washed down-stream to sharp rocks and raging waves which will certainly kill her.

This is not an endorsement of religion. It's a critique of "true believers."

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The Wonders – That Thing You Do! Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is indeed actually performed by Fountains of Wayne.

The Oneders (nor the Wonders) don't actually exist. Never did. Not in this context at least.

This song is by Fountains of Wayne.

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Scorpions – Send Me An Angel Lyrics 9 years ago
The line about the rose and the thorn is a reference to Shakespeare.

This album's cover was nearly identical to an album cover by Black Sabbath which relied heavily on Biblical references, but was also talking about many different things in their music.

Why the two bands used the same album cover is something neither one has (to my knowledge) ever spoken about.

While the verbatim lyrics might indicate Biblical roots, that's intentional. Superficially yes, they're references to the Bible. Each of these songs (on both albums) does so, but none of the songs is actually *about* the Bible.

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Scorpions – Send Me An Angel Lyrics 9 years ago
As Lollylicious pointed out, "the land of the morning star" is a reference to the Soviet Union.

There are several references to Russia in this song.

This song is about the Cold War. Also see the complementary song "Winds of Change" by this same band.

This song is about the Cold War, and the Land of the Morning Star is the Soviet Union.

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Billy Joel – And So It Goes Lyrics 9 years ago
They're right. It's about Elle MacPherson, not Elizabeth, though it's entirely possible that (based on other things we know about Joel) the two were taking place at about the same time.

I admire and respect the man, and he's probably my favorite artist of all time, but even I can admit that he isn't exactly known for his fidelity.

He does state in interviews that this about Elle however, and they didn't start (publicly) dating until he was divorced from Elizabeth.

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Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok Lyrics 9 years ago
As Shellydages hinted at, this song, and this play, have a deeper meaning.

Neither this song nor this play are about chess. They *feature* chess, but they are not *about* chess.

This song, and this play, is about the Cold War.

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Bruce Hornsby – Mandolin Rain Lyrics 9 years ago
Some of the lyrics shown on this page are inaccurate.

"A cool evening wind" is actually "a cool evening dance."

The chorus does NOT appear between the lines:

"Now it's washing her away once again"

and

"The boat's steamin' in."

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Bruce Hornsby – Mandolin Rain Lyrics 9 years ago
Some of the lyrics shown on this page are inaccurate.

"A cool evening wind" is actually "a cool evening dance."

The chorus does NOT appear between the lines:

"Now it's washing her away once again"

and

"The boat's steamin' in."

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Bruce Hornsby – The Valley Road Lyrics 9 years ago
There's no indication of any sort of rape for this song.

I'd agree that it was a young affair that resulted in an abortion, as the others have said.

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Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love Lyrics 9 years ago
This song is in fact about narcotics and addiction. Palmer has even said as much in multiple interviews.

This song is not about a girl. It's about drugs.

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Everlast – White Trash Beautiful Lyrics 9 years ago
The music alone is compelling, but combined with the video it's even more potent. This song sneaked up on me and then I was suddenly addicted.

It's definitely about "poor love" and I think it's definitely narrated by the husband. When the video is seen along with the song that becomes very clear and it helps intimate what perhaps, some of the words left out.

A working man, a truck driver, has a beautiful wife. He loves her, she loves him, but he works on the road. They get pregnant ("prayin' he'll see home before his baby arrive"). The video also shows an image of the wife with a pregnancy test and the couple celebrating.

The next scene in the video also shows her crying and him being angry as they part ways near his truck. He has to leave to hit the road again (to make money for his wife and soon to be baby). It's frustrating and sad for both of them.

He drinks to dull the pain. After already driving for what one presumes is all day, he has a couple of drinks and then calls his wife. She misses him, he misses her. He's exhausted and drunk. She's pregnant and lonely. They hang up the phone.

The next scene shows her packing her bag and getting into her car. It then flashes to him getting back in his truck and driving again; undoubtedly more than he should especially given that he's been drinking.

The video then shows the husband having an accident as a result of his fatigue (he falls asleep at the wheel).

The next cut goes to the wife arriving on the scene of the accident (implying that she was heading towards him - thus the implication that they were both attempting to go be with one another). The police officer on the scene of the accident restrains and consoles her, implying that her husband in his desire to be with her and driving while exhausted, has died in the accident.

It's a critique of society and socio-economics for those that don't have the means to not have to be apart. The love depicted is a "perfect love" in a way that most of us would cheer for and would envy, but the economics of the situation causes pain and tension, and eventually results in choices being made that ultimately bring this love story to a tragic end.

That's what the song when accompanied by the video implies anyway.

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Everlast – What It's Like Lyrics 9 years ago
Just an FYI for those that don't get it right off the bat, "Dimes" is a reference to women - "Perfect tens."

"Tens" - thus, "Dimes."

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